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Andes Community Day will be Aug. 14

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Andes —We’ve lost count of how many years Andes has had an August Community Day celebration. But we haven’t lost our sense of old-fashioned fun that will take place this year on Saturday, Aug. 14.


ASPCA, cops collar animal abuser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
After being watched for almost a year, a 52-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to a dog and faces further charges in connection with 40 dogs that were found in cages and without food or water, according to the Ulster County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA.)Rescued DogRescued Dog

Her number came up last week after moving the animals to a new location in Phoenicia, ironically a closed pet store, along Route 28 just outside the hamlet.


Patti Austin, Scofield/Lovano Quartet close out Belleayre Jazz Series Weekend

Highmount – The soaring vocals of Grammy-winning artist Patti Austin on Saturday, Aug. 7 and the organic rhythms of the John Scofield/John Lovano Quartet on Friday, Aug. 6 will close the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival. The shows begin at 8 p.m.


Hike heads to waterfall Aug. 15

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Claryville — A hike to Shelter Creek waterfall, one of the most scenic attractions on Frost Valley Y’s property, is planned for Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1-3 p.m.


Art & Soul event Saturday in Delhi

Popular six-piece roots-rockers Esquela will deliver a special, free performance on Delhi’s Courthouse Square on Saturday, July 31, beginning at 1:30 p.m., as part of Delhi’s Art & Soul of the Catskills festival event.


CCCD honors Dennis Lucas Sr. at annual meeting in Arkville

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) honored Dennis Lucas, Sr. with the Alf Evers Award for Excellence at their 41st annual membership meeting on Saturday, July 17. Dennis received the award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to community development in the Catskill Region.


Community meeting to focus on support of Kirkside Retirement Home

Roxbury — Roxbury residents and newcomers alike are undoubtedly familiar with the striking Georgian-style “mansion” that graces Main Street. Built as a humble seven-room farmhouse in the mid-19th century, Kirkside later became the estate of Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of Roxbury native son and magnate Jay Gould. After several incarnations during the past century, this state- and national register-listed property became Kirkside Retirement Home in the early 1980s and has been operating as an independent skilled care facility for nearly 30 years.


Roxbury graduates gathered for alumni banquet

By Betty Heiseler
The RCS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, July 17 at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury with 50 people attending. This included 35 alumni and 15 guests. A dinner buffet was catered by Mary’s Cookin’ Again and music was provided by DJ Patrick del Rosario.


Invasive Emerald Ash Borer is discovered near Saugerties

By Brian Sweeney
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect first discovered in North America in 2002, was detected last week in Ulster County. The EAB is a bark beetle originally from East Asia. The insect attacks all of the native species of ash trees. It is estimated that EABs have already killed more than 40 million ash trees in the United States.


Redeemers to entertain Saturday aboard D&U

The Redeemers, one of the Hudson Valley’s most danceable rock-and-roll bands, will perform at a Twilight on the Rails event on the historic Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville on Saturday, July 31 with the train departing at 6:30 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


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